Mucking around with print companies like Blurb, Lulu.com and Huggler is one thing but making a book with your own hands is something way more satisfying.
I’ve made a few now, more recently in preparation for the zine that shalt not be named, but in the video that accompanies this post I include the big brother of all my handmade photobooks; the first handmade photobook I ever made for no reason other than to record how bad my wet prints were on some foggy old Kodak paper.
The book was built using some heavy card I had lying around which was then taped into place using duct tape (originally just masking tape). I then used double sided sticky tape to tape each terrible print down after it’d been cropped. Very basic.
… is actually a new mockup of a book I made last year to test out Albelli photobooks. The Albelli book didn’t have very good print quality although everything else was nice, so I decided to make a new mock up to then possibly print it again through Lulu.com but I’m not sure when I’ll go through with it.
I built this book by printing each double page spread and double sided-sticky taping them back to back. Once that was done and after including blank pages at the beginning and end I glued the spine for extra strength using white PVA glue (a water based adhesive).
As per normal I made a short video of the books but without any commentary this time.